Cynthia M. Dougherty
University of Washington
Aerobic exercisePsychiatryInternal medicineNursingHealth careCardiologyRandomized controlled trialIntensive care medicinePhysical therapyPsychological interventionImplantable cardioverter-defibrillatorHeart failureSudden cardiac arrestDepression (differential diagnoses)DiseaseQuality of life (healthcare)Intervention (counseling)Medical emergencyAnxietyMedicine
94Publications
20H-index
1,531Citations
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#1Cynthia M. Dougherty (UW: University of Washington)H-Index: 20
#2Elaine A. Thompson (UW: University of Washington)H-Index: 26
Last. Peter J. Kudenchuk (UW: University of Washington)H-Index: 61
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Introduction: Partners of patients who get an ICD play a pivotal role in the patient’s adjustment over the initial 3 months. The purpose of this study was to compare 2 intervention programs after an initial ICD: an intervention for the patient-only (P) was compared to an intervention involving both the patient and their intimate partner (P+P). Hypothesis: The P+P intervention will demonstrate better patient reported outcomes than the (P)-only intervention. Methods: A prospective randomized contr...
#2Ardith Z. DoorenbosH-Index: 33
Last. J R. CurtisH-Index: 7
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Introduction: Guidelines for care in Stage D advanced heart failure (HF) include discussions of prognosis, advance care planning, and deactivation of the implantable defibrillator, along with sympt...
#1Cynthia M. Dougherty (UW: University of Washington)H-Index: 20
#2Robb L Glenny (UW: University of Washington)
Last. Robert L. Burr (UW: University of Washington)H-Index: 34
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Introduction: The Anti-Arrhythmic Effects of Exercise Trial reported aerobic exercise training for 8-24 weeks after an implantable cardioverter defibrillator (ICD) significantly improved cardiopulmonary function. The purpose of this report is to outline the 8 and 24 week quality of life and psychological outcomes of the trial. Methods: 160 subjects with a prior ICD implant (40% primary and 60% secondary prevention), mean age 55 ±12 years, 77.5% male, 84% Caucasian, 100% beta-blocked, and EF%=40%...
#1Cynthia M. Dougherty (UW: University of Washington)H-Index: 20
#2Carolyn M. Reilly (Emory University)H-Index: 18
Last. Elaine A. Thompson (UW: University of Washington)H-Index: 26
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Introduction: Racial, gender, and income disparities among implantable cardioverter defibrillator (ICD) recipients have been widely reported. In particular, African Americans (AA), women, and those with lower socioeconomic status (SES) are less likely to receive an ICD or report poorer outcomes after ICD implant. The purpose of this study was to determine if racial, gender, or income disparities had an impact on number of ICD shocks or all cause hospitalization in the first year after initial IC...
#1Ardith Z. Doorenbos (UW: University of Washington)H-Index: 33
#2Wayne C. Levy (UW: University of Washington)H-Index: 58
Last. Cynthia M. Dougherty (UW: University of Washington)H-Index: 20
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Abstract Context Heart failure patients contend with a markedly impaired quality of life, experiencing emotional distress and severe physical discomfort that increases in frequency in the last months of life. Improving communication between patients and providers about goals of care has the potential to improve patient-provider communication and patient outcomes. Objectives To determine the effects of a goals-of-care (GoC) intervention compared to usual care on the number of GoC conversations, q...
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#1Christopher C. Imes (UW: University of Washington)H-Index: 8
Last. Melissa A. AustinH-Index: 68
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Lifestyle choices have a significant impact on cardiovascular disease (CVD) risk. Interventions to promote a heart-healthy lifestyle in young adults at long-term high risk for CVD are needed to decrease the burden of CVD. However, few interventions with this purpose have been developed.The objective of this study was to examine the effect of a pilot intervention on young adults with a family history of CVD that used 3-generation pedigrees, risk factor information, and counseling on heart disease...
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#1Emily T. Lau (UW: University of Washington)H-Index: 1
#2Elaine A. Thompson (UW: University of Washington)H-Index: 26
Last. Cynthia M. Dougherty (UW: University of Washington)H-Index: 20
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Abstract Objective To assess the safety and efficacy of an early home-based walking program for first-time implantable cardioverter-defibrillator (ICD) recipients. Design Pre-post intervention trial. Setting Institutional and private practice. Participants Cardiac patients (N=301) with an initial ICD implantation for primary or secondary prevention; able to read, speak, and write English; and having access to telephone. Interventions Early home-based walking protocol implemented 1-month post-ICD...
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#1Cynthia M. Dougherty (UW: University of Washington)H-Index: 20
Last. William L. Haskell (Stanford University)H-Index: 136
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Background Exercise adherence is an important element in achieving important exercise outcomes. The purpose of this study was to describe adherence in a home-based aerobic exercise program following an implantable cardioverter defibrillator (ICD), determine effects of adherence on peakVO2, and outline reasons for nonadherence. Methods and Results A single-blind randomized control trial of home walking compared to usual care in 160 patients with an ICD for primary or secondary prevention was cond...
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#1Cynthia M. Dougherty (UW: University of Washington)H-Index: 20
#2Allison M. Fairbanks (UW: University of Washington)H-Index: 1
Last. Elaine A. Thompson (UW: University of Washington)H-Index: 26
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Recovery following an implantable cardioverter defibrillator (ICD) impacts both the patient and partner, often in divergent ways. Patients may have had a cardiac arrest or cardiac arrhythmias, whereas partners may have to perform CPR and manage the ongoing challenges of heart disease therapy. Currently, support for post-ICD care focuses primarily on restoring patient functioning with few interventions available to partners who serve as primary support. This descriptive study examined and compare...
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#1Cynthia M. Dougherty (UW: University of Washington)H-Index: 20
#2Robb W. Glenny (UW: University of Washington)H-Index: 55
Last. Peter J. Kudenchuk (UW: University of Washington)H-Index: 61
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We thank Dr Ayoub for his questions about our recently published trial.1 In response to the first point, the difference between the usual care (UC) and exercise training and maintenance (EX) groups in their receipt of implantable cardioverter-defibrillator shocks was not statistically different during the study period. However, there were few implantable cardioverter-defibrillator shocks in both groups, limiting the power for this comparison. A slightly higher proportion of patients in …
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